LG Twins vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 5/6/2021 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: LG Twins vs Doosan Bears
Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: LG (-145) Doosan (+125)
Jamsil Baseball Stadium is the site where Ariel Miranda and the Doosan Bears (13-12, 3rd in KBO) will play the LG Twins (13-12, 4th in KBO) on Thursday. The Bears open this game at +125 while the Twins are priced at -145. The O/U opens at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are Andrew Suarez and Ariel Miranda.
As a unit, the LG Twins are scoring 3.7 runs per game, which ranks them 10th in baseball. They have accumulated 92 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .330. The Twins have hit 37 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 21 balls out of the park. They have tallied 89 RBI's as well as 190 hits for the year, while their average at the plate is at .233. LG has a slugging % of .360 and have struck out 158 times, while drawing a walk on 111 occasions.
Kang-Nam Yoo is a batter who should impact this game for LG. Yoo is sitting with a batting avereage of .271 for his baseball career, with 252 runs scored and an OPS of .766. He has gone down on strikes 437 times and has been walked on 147 occasions, contributing to a .332 on-base percentage. For his pro baseball career, Yoo has drilled 86 balls out of the park while driving in 351 runs. He has compiled a slugging percentage of .434 and he has a total of 972 bases. During his time in professional baseball, he faced a pitcher 2,500 times and has come through with a base knock 607 times.
The LG Twins are sitting with 660 putouts thus far, as well as 255 assists and 17 errors. Their fielding rate is at .982 which ranks 3rd in Korean baseball and they have twisted 27 double plays. The Twins have stolen 25 bags and have been gunned down 5 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 16.7%.
Their K/BB ratio is 1.80 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.39. Twins pitchers have conceded 15 home runs in addition to 103 total runs (9th in KBO). LG has allowed 198 hits (8.1 per 9 innings) in addition to 95 earned runs. The Twins have compiled a team earned run average of 3.89 for the year (4th in the league), and they have struck out 194 batters.
Suarez has taken the hill for 963 innings and has earned 794 K's thus far in his career. His ERA is 3.73 (399 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.297. He has allowed 1,000 base hits (9.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 249 walks. Suarez (58-51 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.35 while he has gone up against 4,049 opposing hitters during his time in baseball.
The Doosan Bears have recorded a team OBP of .367 and a batting average of .284 so far this year. They have struck out on 172 instances (8th in the league) and have 252 hits. Doosan has a total of 22 home runs this year as well as 134 RBIs. The Bears have a team slugging % of .400 and they are scoring 5.60 runs per contest (2nd in the league). They have 31 two-baggers, while walking 109 times and scoring 140 runs.
Kyeong-min Ho is a hitter who can be a difference maker for Doosan. Ho has tallied a walk 273 times while striking out on 327 tries. His on-base rate is .361 and he has earned a has a OPS in his career of .749. During the 3,421 at-bats in his MLB career, Ho has earned a batting average of .298 with 1,019 base hits. He has a total of 551 runs and also has 417 runs batted in. He has hit the long ball 34 times, as well as 1,328 bases in total and a .388 slugging percentage.
Out of their 17 chances at swiping a bag, they have made it 8 times and been caught 9 times (52.9% caught stealing rate). The Doosan Bears have turned 29 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .978 (7th in Korean baseball). The Bears have recorded 249 assists, 21 errors and are sitting with 670 putouts this year.
The Doosan pitching staff have surrendered 107 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 3.79 (94 earned runs allowed). They have allowed 19 dingers and they concede 4.31 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league). The Bears are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.542 in addition to having a FIP of 4.31 as a unit this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.66 (164 strikeouts vs 99 free passes). They come in at 2nd in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 245.
Miranda (80-61 career record) has earned a 3.86 ERA and has conceded 8.2 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.05 and he has faced 5,012 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. He has conceded 508 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.315 and having a FIP of 4.3. In his pro baseball career, Miranda has given up 1,072 base knocks and he has 992 K's in 1,183 frames.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Doosan (+125)
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